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Even When Test Scores Go Up, Some Cognitive Abilities Don’t

Schools whose students have the highest gains on standardized tests do not produce similar gains in students' ability to analyze abstract problems and think logically. ... More>

Study Finds Link Between SAT Scores and Freshman Grades

Do SAT Scores Help or Hurt in Decisions About Who Will Do Well in College?

Every year, nervous high school juniors and seniors, clutching #2 pencils and armed with hours of test preparation, sit down and take the SAT. At their most basic, these tests focus on verbal, math, and writing ability, and performance on these tests has been linked to subsequent academic performance. As a result, college admissions teams use SAT scores along with other information, such as high school grades, in choosing their incoming freshman classes. ... More>